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of December 24, 2001 No. ZR-268

About public organizations

(as amended on 04-07-2014)

Accepted by General Court of the Republic of Armenia on December 4, 2001

The Republic of Armenia, attaching importance to development of civil society, this Law aims to promote creation and activities of public organizations as the associations conducting legally regulated activities.

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

1. This Law regulates the legal relationship arising in connection with creation, activities, reorganization and liquidation of public organizations when implementing in the Republic of Armenia of constitutional right of the person on education with other persons of associations and the introduction in them.

2. This Law does not extend to the religious organizations, batches, labor unions, funds, associations of legal entities, and also to other forms and types of non-profit organizations provided by the law.

Article 2. Legislation on public organizations

The legislation on public organizations consists of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the Civil code of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, other laws and international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 3. Concept of public organization

The public organization (further - the organization) is type (non-commercial) organization - public association, not pursuing aim of profit earning and which is not sharing between her participants of the got profit in which on the basis of community of interests in the procedure established by the law physical persons citizens of the Republic of Armenia, foreign citizens, stateless persons - for the purpose of satisfaction of other not religious spiritual or non-material needs, protection of the rights and their interests and other people, ensuring material and non-material assistance of the public, to its separate groups, implementation of other socially useful activities united.

If consolidation together with the purposes specified in this Item pursues also political, religious, professional goals, then it is not public organization and can receive state registration as the organization of public association in other form of business.

2. The human right on formation of associations includes the right to freely create consolidation with other persons, to enter it (to participate in it), to take part in its activities and to leave freely it (to stop participation), irrespective of nationality, race, floor, language, religion, political and different views, social origin, property and other status and nationality. This right in the cases and procedure established by the law can be limited concerning persons serving in Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies.

3. Consolidation if its purposes answer the purpose specified in Item 1 of this Article, can receive state registration as public organization, acquiring the status of the legal entity from the moment of registration. State registration of consolidation, providing implementation of the purposes of consolidation by means of formation of legal entity, does not limit human right for formation of associations from the point of view of creation of such associations without state registration, expansion of activities through them.


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